Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3YY England
The story of Wilkinson Hardware Store defines DIY, and not just because the do-it-yourself trend has made the business a success and has allowed it to ride out hard economic times. Wilkinson Hardware Store (or Wilko, as the company is known), operates more than 375 home and garden shops throughout England and Wales. Each of its locations sells some 25,000 products. The company is one of the largest privately-held companies in the UK. The business is led by the founding Wilkinson family. Wilko opened its 375th store -- in Tottenham Hale Retail Park, in North London -- in late 2014.